Tourists threw more than $1.5 million in rome’s trevi fountain in just one year

Trevi Fountain is one of the most popular sights in Rome. According to legend, the person who throws a coin in it, will return to the city again. If he throws two coins, he will meet his love; if three, he will get married. Those who decide to throw four coins, will become rich.

By the way, there is a special rule for throwing a coin. Tradition dictates that visitors should throw a coin into it using the right hand over the left shoulder.

Judging by the value of the coins that the cleaners annually collect, the enigma comes true. In the early 2000s, more than $ 800,000 was extracted from the fountain. Now the figure has doubled and increased to $ 1.6 million.

There are two factors that have influenced the growth of the number of coins tossed into the fountain. The first factor is related to the growth of the tourist flow. The second reason is associated with the fact that coins are collected daily by the municipal services. Previously, some part of the coins were collected by ordinary people who did not feel embarrassed to get into the water and ‘earn’ some money. At present, swimming in Roman fountains is prohibited by law. The penalty ranges from $ 350 to $ 600. The authorities note that this cultural heritage must not be used for any other purposes, and people are not allowed to put it under risk.

When the coins are collected, they are sent for cleaning and sorting.

Various coins can be found in the fountain — from dollars to yens. In addition to coins, medallions, keys, bracelets, glasses and even false teeth are sometimes found in the mountain.

All the collected money is used for charities (shelters and canteens for the poor).

You can track the process of collecting money from the fountain in the video below.

It turns out that tourists donate money for charity without even knowing it. It’s great that all the money is used to help the needy. What do you think of the tradition of tossing a coin?


New camper will forever change the way people enjoy the outdoors from now on (video)

Heading out for the wide open country is a dream shared by most everyone here in the United States. Between our long hours and short vacations, coupled with having the most beautiful natural spaces on the planet, who could blame us for gazing out the windows from our cubicles every day and dreaming of setting off for the unknown?

Now a new startup company has designed a camper that will let you travel the open road in style and luxury. The best part may be that it is lightweight and affordable, so you won’t need a gas guzzling pickup truck to tow it, or break the bank chasing down spectacular sunsets and starry nights.

A startup from central Oregon, Nest Caravans, has caught the attention and investment capital of industry titan Airstream, with their new mini camper.

Called “The Nest,” the trailer camper is made from lightweight materials like fiberglass, so that it can be towed by even the smallest cars. It is also meant to be an affordable entry level vehicle for the next generation of explorers.

On the inside, it very much resembles the cabin of a small sailboat, and is just about as efficient in its use of space. And the aesthetics are superb. Designed to appeal to a younger, urban crowd, the Nest has the feel of a modern apartment, with lots of hardwood, stainless steel, and natural light from its multiple windows, including a skylight. Says designer Robert Johans “Design is Everything.”

At sixteen feet, this camper has a two burner stove, sink, seating area that converts to a bed, and more space than some Brooklyn apartments. It also has plenty of storage for those long weekend trips to your local state park, but would be easily ready to handle the campgrounds at Yosemite and the Grand Canyon as well.

Airstream says that you can expect a few more changes to the Nest over the next few months as they are still working on the production version of the Nest, which will not hit the market until the summer of next year. They say they are working on the additions and refinements to make it the perfect getaway vehicle.

Until then, if you just can not wait to pack up and head out to the highways and byways, They do still offer their ever popular “Bambi” model camper. The Bambi went into production in nineteen sixty one, and has been a staple product for Airstream for decades. It sports the classic silver exterior and streamlined shape that has become identified with all Airstream vehicles, but also carries a much heavier load than the Nest, so the Bambi requires a pickup truck to tow it.

This thoroughly modern and updated version of the American summer road trip will be just the thing for those of us who need to wake up to the smell of pine cones and campfires, and the sound of raccoons rummaging through our garbage.

Watch the video below to see more from this amazing camper!


Would you dare to walk down the scariest trekking route in the world? This made my palms sweat!

If you’re an adventure seeker, you don’t need to jump out of an airplane, descending this flight of stairs will do.

Kalavantin Durg Trek in India consists of thousands of steps carved into the side of a mountain. Every years, thrill seekers from all around the world queue for a chance to climb down the dangerous and often slippery path with no railing and no safety equipment. Just watching this dude making his way down makes me dizzy.

What’s even crazier is that he’s doing all this on a wet surface while holding a camera next to a 2000 foot vertical drop.


How much do people weigh around the world?

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for your body. According to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the average weight of a person is 137 pounds. With that said, how much do people weigh around the world? With the help of the World Life Expectancy, American Diabetes Association, Science Direct, Statistics Canadan and CanStar, you’ll know.

The type of diet, weight and overall health can be influenced by where they live. Developed countries have high obesity and diabetes rates, and less developed countries do not.

Having unlimited products and excess access to these products can actually shorten someone’s life. For example; the U.S. only accounts for 5% of the world’s population but accounts for over a third of the world’s weight. Below you’ll find the average body weight for men and women, and the county’s rate of type II diabetes and life expectancy rate.

Japan: The average adult weighs 130 lbs. That’s below the world average weight. Over 7% of adults have type II diabetes. The average life expectancy for women is 86.6 years, and 80 years for men.

Vietnam: The average adult weighs 111.83 lbs. That’s well below the world average. Just over 3% of adults have type II diabetes. The average life expectancy for women is 79 years, and 76 years for men.

Canada: The average adult weight is 153.81, which is above the average world weight. Just over 13% of Canadians have type II diabetes. The average life expectancy for women is 83 years, and 79 years for men.

U.S.A.: Average adult weight is 180.62 which is well above the world average. Over 12% of Americans have type II diabetes. The average American life expectancy for women is 81 years, and 76 years for men.

Germany: In Germany, the average adult weighs 161.03 lbs. Just over 12% of adults have type II diabetes, which is the same as the US. The life expectancy for men is 79 years, and 83 years for women.

Brazil: The average Brazilian adult weighs 146 lbs, which is just over the world average. Only 6% of adults have type II diabetes. The life expectancy is low; 71 years for men, and 79 years for women.

Australia: The average adult weight is 171 lbs. Only 5% of Australian adults have type II diabetes. The average life expectancy for men is 80 years, and 84 years for women.

India: Just over 8.7% of adults have type II diabetes in urban areas and 7.9% in rural areas. The average life expectancy for men is 67 years, and 70 years for women. The average weight for adults is 116, which is well below the world average.


He set up a camera on cargo ship. 30 days later, time-lapse footage of his journey is absolutely stunning

You would think that a 30 day trip from Red Sea to Hong Hong aboard a cargo ship would be boring and uneventful. That may be true in real time but if you condense those 30 days into 10 minutes, something amazing starts to happen.

Suddenly, the sea and the sky above become stages for gorgeous and incredibly dynamic events. Beautiful sunrises, torrential rains and lightning storms never looked so incredible. You can see busy traffic and squid boats whiz by as the ship nears its final destination in a video that’s seemingly so simple but the beauty of which deserves a reward for sure.


Man takes paragliding to the next level in a stunning video that will make you gasp for breath

“Weightless” is the name the extreme athlete and adrenaline junkie Jean-Baptiste Chandelier picked for this video and there’s no word that can describe it better.

The video starts with the shot of him running along the narrow mountain ridge walkway and then the things get crazy. Instead of jumping as you’d expect, he’s gently lifted which is only the beginning of the insane stunts that follow. From the snowy slopes of French Alps to the beaches of Brazil, Chandelier’s been flying all around the world and the footage he recorded in his adventures is nothing short of spectacular.


First Class Passenger Sees A Soldier Walking Up The Aisle, Denies Her Access To Her Seat

Air travel can be a tiring and trying experience. And while it may save you a lot of money, flying coach is hardly ever a pleasant experience – unless of course the flight is hardly booked and you end up with an entire row to yourself. But if you’re on a full flight, then you have to squeeze into your tiny seat with two people you might not know breathing heavy and sneezing on either side of you.
While boarding most planes, coach passengers have to walk past the first class passengers as they sip champagne and get pampered in their leather seats. It’s easy to feel jealous of their privilege. And because the airline only provides exceptional service to the first class passengers, those in coach get the short end of the stick. With crusty peanuts and sloppy servings of soda, coach has nothing going for it besides saving you some cash.

In the same vein, service men and women may be given special treatment while boarding the plane – but if they didn’t pay for it, they don’t get first class treatment.

But on a recent flight, Jessica Titus, a coach passenger, noticed a man from the first-class section approach a female servicewoman who was walking through “his” section of the plane. He sneered at her then followed her back to coach with his eyes.
Before she could get any further, he stood up and physically blocked her way. This tactic, employed by abusive husbands and boyfriends, shocked the service woman. And she immediately put up her defense.

However, the aggressive stranger had an alternative motive. And it was nothing as it seemed. Instead, he offered to trade his first class seat for her coach one. He wanted the Army servicewoman to be treated like royalty because she had served America in his stead and he wanted to show her his appreciation for that.

Although she hadn’t the money to purchase a first class ticket, the rich man thought she “deserved” to sit in first class more than he did. That’s why he stood up and trade seats with her in front of everyone.

Titus explained the story in a Love What Matters post on Facebook:

“On my flight Tuesday, I walked down the jetway behind a woman in uniform (Army). A man stood up from his 1st class seat and said, ‘Sorry ma’am, I’m in your seat.’ ‘What does your ticket say?’ He asked. She replied, ‘What? No – I’m 31 B.’ He walked away, leaving her with his first class seat and then took her middle seat in coach.”

In response, Titus wanted to give the generous man a treat for honoring the servicewoman when no one else would. She wrote a short note and then attached a small bill to it to help get him a drink or snack. But the do-gooder refused to take her money.

“Spoiler alert, he refused my offer. Do good. Recognize good. Make the world better.”

What do you think about this first class passenger’s kindness toward our service men and women?